About Me

I’m Aoife Earls and I’m a natur­o­path­ic doc­tor prac­ti­cing in Oakville, Ontario, with addi­tion­al licens­ing in phar­ma­ceut­ic­al pre­scrip­tions with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. My under­gradu­ate train­ing is in psy­cho­logy and bio­logy. I con­tin­ued onto a Masters of Science, explor­ing the brain, immune sys­tem, and hor­mones in exper­i­ment­al mod­els of lupus in a dis­cip­line known as PNI (psy­cho­neuroim­mun­o­logy). Phew!

What led me to natur­o­path­ic medi­cine was actu­ally a form of eczema caused by celi­ac dis­ease. I was look­ing for answers, and star­ted explor­ing altern­at­ive forms of health care to treat myself. The rest is his­tory.

Currently, I split my time between clin­ic­al prac­tice and teach­ing. I am recently teach­ing psy­cho­logy, as it’s import­ant to me to share how the brain (emo­tions, thoughts) and body are linked in heal­ing.

In my spare time, I chase my two year old son and relax with my hus­band, and will head to a gym class to work on my strength train­ing.

Education

Bachelor of Science

McMaster University
Hamilton ON
2002

Masters of Science

In Behavioural Neuroscience

McMaster University
Hamilton ON
2004

Diploma of Naturopathy

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Toronto, ON
2008

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Prescribing

College of Naturopaths of Ontario
2015

Applied Mindfulness Methods

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
In Progress

What’s it like to work with me?

How do I work?

Seeing me, I’ve been told, is like see­ing a ther­ap­ist and a doc­tor all rolled into one.

With my back­ground in PNI (see above), I’m very good at know­ing when it’s a body issue we’re treat­ing, an emo­tion­al issue, a nervous sys­tem issue, or all three things at the same time.

It means I am very good at treat­ing the true root causes of your issues, but that means it can take time (there are no quick fixes in my office), but I’m hon­est, kind and a good listen­er. If you need to see anoth­er per­son to help you be well (your fam­ily doc­tor, an osteo­path­ic doc­tor, a chiro­pract­or, nutritionist…etc) I will always refer because your best self is in my best interest. It is a per­son­al con­nec­tion I make with my patients, and treat­ing you as an indi­vidu­al is import­ant to me.

What health conditions do I support?

I treat many med­ic­al con­di­tions, but the most com­mon that I treat in my prac­tice I will list below:

Gastrointestinal

  • Irritable bowel syn­drome
  • Crohn’s and colit­is
  • small intest­in­al bac­teri­al over­growth syn­drome
  • con­stip­a­tion
  • diarrhea

Hormonal

  • PMS
  • men­o­pause (hot flashes, irreg­u­lar bleed­ing, chron­ic blad­der infec­tions)
  • Exhaustion and Fatigue
  • Estrogen/​Progesterone/​Testosterone irreg­u­lar­it­ies

Pain

  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis

Autoimmune conditions

  • Lupus
  • Celiac dis­ease
  • Rheumatoid arth­rit­is
  • Psoriasis
  • Sjogren’s

Skin

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Fungal infec­tions (Tinea)

General immunity

  • Allergies
  • Mold infec­tions (Sinusitis, chron­ic)
  • Chronic infec­tions (Mononucleosis, Epstein Barr, Streptococcal infec­tions)
  • pre­vent­ing infec­tions

Emotional

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Premenstrual dys­phor­ic dis­order (PMDD)
  • OCD (obsess­ive-com­puls­ive dis­order)